Explore the Integrity Council’s Charter and Principles that guide our work to achieve a high-integrity voluntary carbon market
Key Governance Principles and Mandate for the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market
Explore the Integrity Council’s Charter and Principles that guide our work to achieve a high-integrity voluntary carbon market.
The below documents were published as part of the release of the updated Core Carbon Principles in March 2023. To find the latest documents, including the full Assessment Framework, please click here.
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Core Carbon Principles
Part 3: Summary for Decision Makers
Part 4: Assessment Framework
Part 5: Definitions
Part 6: Assessment Procedure
Feedback Statement Resources
The Integrity Council gathered feedback from commentary received during the public consultation period and from an array of workshops and briefings to different stakeholder groups. Audiences engaged included carbon-crediting programmes, carbon project developers, market participants, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs & LCs), environmental NGOs, industry, science and academia, business associations, financial regulators, governments, multilateral organisations and other climate transition initiatives.
The briefings and workshops reached 1300+ people in 60 countries in 4 languages and were designed to drive alignment, foster endorsement, and build relationships. Participants and respondents provided both generic and detailed comments and suggestions for improvements to these proposals.
The Integrity Council is including this Feedback Statement to further provide transparency on the process and outcomes relating to updating the CCPs, the program-level Assessment Framework, and the Assessment Procedure, including both external inputs and internal recommendations and decision-making. This Feedback Statement will be updated with the release of the category-level Assessment Framework in Q2 2023.
Core Carbon Principles Public Briefing
IPs and LCs Briefing